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Clouded Yellow

Colias croceus

Description:

I estimate the wingspan to be +/- 4cm.

Habitat:

Prefers to spend 96% of its time just out of camera range. This one was flitting about a manicured lawn going from clover to clover while I stalked it like a escaped mental patient. I apologize for the drama, but...gug. From Butterfly Conservation (link to right): The Clouded Yellow is one of the truly migratory European butterflies and a regular visitor to Britain and Ireland. Although some of these golden-yellow butterflies are seen every year, the species is famous for occasional mass immigrations and subsequent breeding, which are fondly and long remembered as ''Clouded Yellow Years''. A small proportion of females are pale yellow (form helice), which can be confused with the rarer Pale and Berger's Clouded Yellows.

Notes:

C. croceus might not be the exact species.

1 Species ID Suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago
Clouded Yellow
Colias sp. Colias


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3 Comments

AudieWilkins
AudieWilkins 6 years ago

I ran with it. Let's see if we get corrected. ;)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

You are welcome. It is just a humble hint as for the species I am no expert and may point you at the wrong one ;-)

AudieWilkins
AudieWilkins 6 years ago

Thanks, Marta! I'll edit the spotting.

AudieWilkins
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충청북도 (Chungcheongbuk-do), Republic of Korea

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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